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Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

Cardwell, Montana


Cardwell, Montana
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Sites: 40
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 45.82490
Longitude: -111.85128

Elevation: 4325' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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37 Reviews

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Review Count: 93
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here after visiting the caverns. It was quiet, except for the coyotes yipping in the distance. Nice big sites surrounded by mountains... The fee included our non-resident fee. I would definitively stay here again. We camped at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the caverns! The 1/4 mile to the entrance is the worst part.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed one night as a stopover on the way to Glacier National Park. It is about 20 miles off route 90 but the scenery along the way is spectacular. Our site had electricity only with potable water available by the nearby dump station. Site required blocks to level. Choose a site along the perimeter for privacy. Sites are spacious but ours was very close to the playground. Several late teens/early twenties kids with filthy mouths were hanging out there which spoiled the otherwise tranquil setting. If we stayed again we would choose a more private site on the perimeter of the park. Our satellite dish, AT&Tcell service, and Verizon cell serviceall worked satisfactorily. Our site and the general area was immaculate. We camped at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E04
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my truck camper
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed for 2 nights in our 36' Class A. Utilities included 50A at site, with water fill available at the dump station. The park is very spacious, with plenty of room for the rig and lots of room to play/walk around. We did not interact with staff. OTA was minimal, as was Verizon. Views were beautiful. The fire pit at our site was full of cigarette butts and some trash when we arrived, otherwise site was clean. We camped at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
P4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

See the caverns. They are a 3 mile drive up a scenic, well cared for road. $12

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park was a very pleasant find. Just a beautiful 20-minute drive south off I-90, the CG has 40 well spaced sites, all with 30/50 amp service. No water hook-ups, but water spigots throughout CG. No sewer serviced sites, but adequate 2-stall dump station. Interior roads paved. CG has both flush and vault toilets and showers. Sites have grills/fire rings and picnic tables. Most sites have some shade. A 2-lane highway separates the CG from the Jefferson River; highway traffic was minimal. Limited food/beverage service at adjacent visitor center. Pets are allowed. No Verizon cell or hotspot service. Our travel schedule only allowed for a 1-night stay, but we plan to return to fully explore the park's limestone caverns. We camped at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Schedule a tour of Lewis & Clark Caverns limestone caverns. Spectacular caves lined with stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helictites are electrically lighted. Park also has an above ground, a self-guided nature trail.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

A good central location for several attractions! We used this as a two-day base for the Caverns (awesome, better than Wind Cave), the Missouri Headwaters Park, Madison Buffalo Jump, and the strangely attractive "Ringing Rocks". Very large sites, mostly open with a few trees, usual picnic table and fire pit. We camped with electric - water would have been nice but wasn't necessary. While we were there, the camp had a daylong music program in their pavilion which was lovely. Absolutely zero cell signal in the area, so plan accordingly. The other thing we should have planned better for was we registered via Reserve America as 'out of state', and once we arrived in Montana, we ended up buying an annual pass to go to numerous state parks. The campground could not refund the difference so we ate a $20 difference over 2 nights. We'll just consider it a donation to the Montana Park System! We would definitely come back here. We camped at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E002
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

The campground is just off the highway and easy to access. We stayed here twice. First site was a dry camp pull thru, second was a back in with electric. Sites are spacious and there is a fair amount of room between them. There is a dumpststion on site and water is located throughout the campground. The hosts were great and gave us good information about the hiking trails from the campground. We were charged additional for being non residents, however you can purchase an annual pass that avoids the surcharge. If you planning on spending more than five days in Montana State Parks is better to get the pass. There was very little traffic on the road and noise was not an issue. We only saw one train come by during both stays too. We camped at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D2 P6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is great hiking frond the campground. You can hike to the caverns visitors center. It's a 2 plus mile climb on a well worn path. The middle trail is more challenging and better for the decent. Great views along the way. A park staffer gave a bat talk and bat walk the evening we were there. Great time. Informative and we were able to identify bat species with an electronic bat device

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Dry Camped. Great site, easy access level. Plenty of space between sites, Accessible water and trash disposal. Beautiful surroundings. Friendly staff. Would have been a perfect value EXCEPT for pay showers. Not quarters, dollars! The campsite charge is fair, but not cheap, and should include showers. We camped at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C-3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Caverns are a must see. Reasonably priced. We paid $12 person...non resident.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed one night during our trip in July. We wouldn't have minded staying another night if we had the time. Ther are 42 sites listed, and we had an "electric" site, and there were 30 and 50 AMP plugs available. Not all sites have power and none had any water or dump, there was a dump station, and potable water was also available near there. We filled our water tank and dumped. No cost to dump if staying there. Also, no cost if staying at the campground to park at the gift store at the caverns which are 3-miles up the mountain from the campground. We were at a perimeter pull through site, and it fit our combined 49-foot overall length 5th wheel and truck with much room to spare. We were very glad to have power due to the hot weather and had our a/c going until the cooler evening. It was windy from the west until sunset when the winds died down, the mosquitoes picked up! We saw an evening Ranger talk about bats and all in attendance were eaten alive by the mosquitoes. The site, P-3, was not very level but our leveling system got the Jayco level without any problems. Although in a drought area the grounds were clean with some greenery, however, no open fires were advised. The sites are all dirt or gravel parking as are the roads through the campground. The road in, to the visitor center and caves are all paved. At the visitor center near the entrance and campground, there is parking for a few RVs but I'd say still be careful if crowded for getting stuck there and unable to turn around. At our site, we had no cell service (Verizon). A railway is across the highway from the campground and along the Jefferson River. The train was very loud as our site was a close proximity and when it came through during the middle of the night but only came through that one time. We would stay there again! We camped at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
P-3
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Drive up and take a cave tour, we took a shorter and not strenuous tour for handicapped and young kids since we had the young grand kids with us. Take a light jacket as it stays in the 40s in the caves. The visitor center is worth a stop as are the gift shops at the caves. Food is available as are public restrooms. In cooler weather or early summer, there are hiking areas in the surrounding mountains. With no cell service, we could enjoy the quiet area.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park, with wide open sites and plenty of open areas. It was very windy each afternoon, but as long as you were prepared for it there wasn't any problem. We enjoyed the hiking trails and we especially enjoyed the the tour of the caverns. There isn't much shade in most of the sites in the park, but we just kept moving our chairs to stay in the shade of our single tree. The park hosts were very friendly and helpful. A lovely place! We camped at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B04
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to take the caverns tour. We did the "medium" tour, which has a fairly long uphill walk to the entrance, but it was well worth it. Be ready for wind gusts through the park at any time.

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Due to the terrain there were very few trees. Montana has been in a drought so there was no green grass. We were only there for a night because it was convenient on our route. Rate was higher because we were nonresidents. We camped at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C5
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lewis and Clark Caverns is very close but we had been there previously. It requires a lot of walking.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Nice, spacious sites with incredible views! Clean bathrooms. Easy maneuvering inside the campground. Grateful for the shade tree as it was very warm during our stay. Park staff were friendly and professional. We enjoyed the cave tour (just the paradise tour for physically challenged) and our tour guide was a friendly and patient lady (wish we remembered her name). Be aware there is a semi-long dusty hike to cave entrances. Saw many deer during our stay. Cost was a little high and we were under the misconception that the cave tour was included in camp fees - not sure where I read that. Large newer playground for the kiddos. We camped at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E004
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go take a drive along the river while there. Pelicans hang out on the sand bars. The tour is excellent. If you take the long tour, make sure you are physically fit - lots of stairs and a hike to the entrance. If you feel like dining out, an excellent option is the LaHood Park restaurant down the road (excellent steaks!) and friendly hardworking staff - great history in the area!

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Review Count: 165
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 29

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

A unique cg configuration with a perimeter road with 7 peripheral sites, plus tipi, enclosing 5 ring roads with ~7 gravel sites each, half with electricity, no water, many not level. Widely spaced with grass, few trees. Clean bath house with showers at $3 for 6 minutes. A two sided dump with potable water nearby. Few CG faucets. Modern large playground. Pavalion. Cg on slope at base of mountain with L & C caverns at top. CG by highway, RR (no trains my stay), and Jefferson River. A truely beautiful area. Helpful host and rangers. Would rate higher for level sites, all with electricity, and free showers. We camped at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
a5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

An OK state park with water and elect at site, had a dump site. Our site was gravel and somewhat level. Just an overnight stay. We camped at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Staff was very friendly especially the camp host and her pug. Felt disappointed there were no water hookups or sewer. Lots of space between campsites. Many different types of birds. Kids had a great time playing at the playground and riding bikes around campground. We camped at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
P004
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Went down to the fish access site down the road to cool off in the river. The caverns were fun and quite the adventure, but not for the unfit.

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Review Count: 87
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

After staying at crowded RV parks for several weeks while we visited Yellowstone and Glacier, it was a refreshing change to come to this state park and finally have a large site again with plenty of space to spread out and not feel crowded by neighbors. This park is a little on the expensive side for a state park, but I think that's because we had to pay the non-Montana resident rate and a reservation fee. Anyway, it was only for 2 nights and we really enjoyed it. We also visited the caverns while we were there which was awesome. Verizon coverage was pretty weak there, only 3G and sometimes not even that. But we have a booster which helped get it to a weak 4G. We camped at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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